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ID:     3900430
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Dionysius I
Date Ruled:     406-367 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Litra
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     404-367 BC
Diameter:     19.3 mm
Weight:     8.07 g
Obverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑ
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena left, wearing a Corinthian helmet, with two dolphins and ΣΥΡΑ around.
Reverse Description:     Hippocamp left, with curled wing.
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS 434
Reference2:     Sear 1193
Photograph Credit:     Calgary Coin
Grade:     VF, dark green-brown patina.
Notes:     Sear dates these to the time of Timoleon ca 344-336 BC, but it now appears that they were probably struck during the time of Dionysios I (405-367 BC), most likely ca 390 BC.